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West Blatchington Windmill, Hove

Location

Grid reference: TQ 279 068
OS sheet: 198
Postcode: BN3 7LE
From A27/A2038 junction on the Brighton bypass, take A2038 for about three quarters of a mile and turn left at lights. The mill is in Holmes Avenue.

An unusual 6-sided smock mill, built around 1820 on a tall flint and brick tower with abutting barns. Much internal machinery remains as the heart of a fascinating museum of milling and agricultural history. Exhibits include models of other Sussex mills and machinery from them. Refreshments and souvenirs.

Opening times 2017
May to September, Sundays & bank holidays 14.30-17.00. Parties by arrangement.

National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Sunday only, 11.00-17.00. Special displays; Morris dancers, a Dutch Street Organ playing, stationary engines at work, a display of model locos from the local
model railway group, a 2nd hand books stall, tours of the mill, craft stalls, radio operators broadcasting from the mill, etc etc.
Cakes and refreshments in the North Barn.
Tours of the mill.

Contact
Peter J. Hill, tel. 01273 776017.

Email
pjh@dustymiller.freeserve.co.uk

Web site
www.sussexmillsgroup.org.uk/blatchington.htm